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debbieskeil

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility | edX - 16 views

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    Accessibility for an organisation but hopefully useful for the individual. Ease of access
Chema Falcó

3 Easy Web Accessibility Guidelines - 20 views

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    guía para diseñar webs accesibles
finkenra

Color Blindness in the Classroom: Part 1 - Color Blind Friendly Charts - tekhnologic - 49 views

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    Estimated one color blind student in every classroom. Tips for using colors and visuals with color blind students.
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    Thanks for sharing this site! It will be very helpful to some of my students.
david stong

Product Review: SynchriMedia's MovieCaptioner | Larry Jordan - 31 views

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    Good review of a good product.
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    Inexpensive, and it works. Great service. The developer works in edtech development at Penn State
Ann Steckel

This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook - 73 views

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    "This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook"
Michele Brown

Select and Speak - 62 views

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    A Google Chrome extension that uses iSpeech's human sounding text to speech (TTS) to let you select text from almost any website and make it talk.
Michele Brown

Announcify.com - 54 views

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    A text-to- speech app.  Announcify reads out loud various kinds of information, like events or whole documents, for you. You don't need to take your phone out of your pocket anymore everytime someone sends you a message.
Michele Brown

Speak It - 53 views

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    A Google Chrome extension that reads the text on a page. Select text you want to read and listen to it. SpeakIt converts text into speech so you no longer need to read.
Michele Brown

Accessibility in the classroom - 46 views

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    Resources for adapting technology to be more accessible to students, teachers, and staf with special needs.
webExplorations

SpeakIt! - Chrome Web Store - 86 views

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    Chrome extension
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    Google has come a long ways on text-to-speech. This page has a video demonstrating the Chrome plug-in with a variety of languages. What a great addition for students who learn better by listening. ( I believe you'll need to view the page with the newest version of Chrome or FireFox 4, or IE 9)
Deborah Baillesderr

CAST: Center for Applied Special Technology - 117 views

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    WOW! Free tools related to literacy skills. The book builder tool has a section which reads a story (here's a link for "A Tortoise and a Hare") - They offer professional development and multimedia learning tools. ....."A Tortoise and a Hare" - just this one book offers an amazing variety of learning tools including: activating background knowledge, self assessment and reflection, collaboration and communication, action and expression, coping skills and strategies, challenge and support, recruiting interest, goal-centered learning, and designing flexible curriculum. Each of these skills has a specific activity within the story to address it (almost every page has a different one!). Every page also has a question to think about and respond to. At the end it discusses the moral in another activity and the story itself offers extension activities for follow-up. The story is read by a young girl, but there is also a text reader built in, a glossary, and word-by-word English/Spanish translations.
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    This is great. Good for educators, parents, and students. The book builder thing is cool!
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    An educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
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    CAST is an educational research & development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning.
Katie Walker

Balabolka - 47 views

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    Balabolka is a Text-To-Speech (TTS) program.
Jessica Smith

OATS - oats - 29 views

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    Open-sourcing offers great potential for AT software users. However, currently there are a number of barriers that stop its wider use within the AT community. It is generally difficult to find on the Internet and, until the OATS Project, there have been no specific websites dedicated to developing or downloading AT software. Open-source software can also be unfriendly to install, often obliging the user to download many different packages before it can be set up and used. Often it is still "under-development", poorly documented or technically demanding, something that the end user finds frustrating and irritating. To see just how complicated this can be for the lay enquirer, one need only visit the most well-known source of mainstream open-source products, Source Forge (http://sourceforge.net/). Finding OATS products here is like experiencing death by a thousand cuts! The OATS Project's repository will strip away all the technical complexity and provide via its database and search engine an efficient and intuitive way to access good quality OATS. By removing these barriers to open-source AT software, users will not only have a single point of contact for obtaining open-source software but volunteer developers will also discover a forum where they can develop ideas and write software that meets the real needs of specific end users.
s2 art

ClickToFlash - 42 views

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    The ultimate tool for safari, allowing faster more efficient running of webpages that rely on flash
A Strang

iepssn.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 17 views

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    The BC Ministry of Education has included UDL as a strategy for designing learning materials that meet the needs of diverse learners.
A Strang

adaptations_and_modifications_guide.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 26 views

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    The BC Ministry of Education has included UDL as a strategy for designing learning materials that meet the needs of diverse learners.
Scott Garrigan

USA, Canada and the EU attempt to kill treaty to protect blind people's access to writt... - 0 views

  • Right now, in Geneva, at the UN's World Intellectual Property Organization, history is being made. For the first time in WIPO history, the body that creates the world's copyright treaties is attempting to write a copyright treaty dedicated to protecting the interests of copyright users, not just copyright owners. At issue is a treaty to protect the rights of blind people and people with other disabilities that affect reading (people with dyslexia, people who are paralyzed or lack arms or hands for turning pages), introduced by Brazil, Ecuador and Paraguay. This should be a slam dunk: who wouldn't want a harmonized system of copyright exceptions that ensure that it's possible for disabled people to get access to the written word? The USA, that's who. The Obama administration's negotiators have joined with a rogue's gallery of rich country trade representatives to oppose protection for blind people. Other nations and regions opposing the rights of blind people include Canada and the EU. Update: Also opposing rights for disabled people: Australia, New Zealand, the Vatican and Norway.
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    Copyright "rights for the user" champion and author, Cory Doctorow, reports on efforts to guarantee rights for the blind and others with reading disabilities to gain access to the printed word. It's happening at the UN's World Organization for Intellectual Property, and it's the first time they are working on rights for copyright USERS in addition to copyright HOLDERS. Read about how U.S. negotiators have opposed this protection for disabled. It's an important issue for educators worldwide, but especially for those in the U.S., whose copyright law has been written to strongly favor corporate interests.
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